Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/10/21

Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/10/21 Photo by Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (24-13-3) at Montreal Canadiens (17-11-9)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

The Line: Montreal Canadiens -120 / Winnipeg Jets +109 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Winnipeg Jets and the Montreal Canadiens meet in NHL action from the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

The Winnipeg Jets will look to build on their 4-2 win over the Canadiens from their last matchup. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 46 points including a team-high 31 assists while Nikolaj Ehlers and Kyle Connor each have 39 points with Ehlers logging 23 assists while Connor has a team-high 18 goals this season. Blake Wheeler and Andrew Copp each have 30+ points with double-digit goals and assists while Neal Pionk has 22 assists this season. As a team, Winnipeg is averaging 3.2 goals per game on 30 shots per game with a 25.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.7 goals on 31.3 shots with an 80% kill rate on the PK this season.

The Montreal Canadiens will be out to bounce back from their loss the the Jets last time out. Tyler Toffoli leads the Habs in scoring with 30 points including a team-high 19 goals while Jeff Petry has 29 points with 11 goals and 18 assists and Jonathan Drouin has a team-high 19 assists this season. Josh Anderson also has 14 goals for the Habs this season. As a team, Montreal is averaging 3.2 goals on 33.4 shots per game with a 21% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.7 goals on 28.4 shots with a 76.9% success rate killing off penalties this season.

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Winnipeg is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 35-17 in their last 52 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 2-0-2 in their last 4 Saturday games. Montreal is 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

I get the case that could be made either way here, but I think we have a goaltender battle brewing here. Jake Allen has really done well in taking over the starting goalie role with Carey Price injured and Winnipeg has a pair of solid goaltenders in Connor Hellebuyck and Laurent Brossoit. I think it’s a defensive battle that finishes 3-2 whichever way you have it so give me the under here.

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Chris’s Pick Under 5.5

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